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Overwatch fan creates chilling new hero concept

Published: 13/Jun/2019 0:26 Updated: 13/Jun/2019 0:35

by Bill Cooney

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A creative Overwatch fan has made a completely original hero inspired by one of the game’s Deathmatch maps – Petra.

The last new Overwatch hero released was Baptiste, and it seems to have been just long enough ago for fans to start thinking about their own original heroes again.

So Overwatch fan and artist Armando Gonzalez-Dorta decided to share his original design for a hero named ‘Mesha’ that comes from the Deathmatch map Petra.

Armando Gonzalez-DortaAna’s Tal Mask skin has nothing on Mesha.

“You call this archeology?”

Mesha, besides looking very awesome, even comes with his own lore, which explains that he started out as an explorer who came across an old mask and put it on, before realizing an ancient Omnic was stored inside, which took over his body.

The mask is pretty creepy, and definitely the defining feature of the hero. For a weapon, Mesha has what looks like a grenade launcher with some kind of orange goo inside.

On his back is a container with the same goo, so it seems pretty likely that it’s at least one of the things his weapon can fire.

Gonzalez-Dorta even included an alternate skin for the hero that might somehow be even more unsettling than the original skin.

Armando Gonzalez-Dorta“On second thought, could you put the mask back on?”

Overall the hero design looks great and like a hero you would want to avoid going 1v1 against in a dark back alley on Busan.

Armando Gonzalez-DortaWe don’t know what the orange goo does, but it probably isn’t good.

When does the next Overwatch hero come out?

Overwatch Director Jeff Kaplan confirmed that we would be getting Hero 31 sometime this summer, but he didn’t get any more specific than that.

We still have no concrete idea of what or who Hero 31 could be, but the mysterious Omnic featured at the end of the Storm Rising mission came out of nowhere as an early favorite.

Whatever or whoever Hero 31 ends up being, they’ll have a hard time being more intimidating than Gonzalez-Dorta’s ‘Mesha’.

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Dafran shows off incredible Overwatch Dynamite tactic with Ashe

Published: 4/Dec/2020 0:04

by Michael Gwilliam

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Twitch streamer-turned-farmer Daniel ‘Dafran’ Francesca showed that he is still insane at Overwatch by utilizing a simple trick with the hero Ashe.

Dafran has long been considered one of the best Overwatch players on the planet, despite only spending one stage in OWL back in season 2. While he was known mostly for his sensational McCree, Soldier, and Tracer plays, the Danish DPS star can also frag out on Ashe.

During a December 3 broadcast, Dafran found himself attacking on Junkertown and in a prime position to help his team capture Point B.

On the Ashe, Dafran noticed all sorts of enemies were grouping in a small room they need to funnel through to get into the streets phase area. With his Widowmaker ally using her ultimate to fully reveal their location, Francesca decided to take matters into his own hands.

Ashe leads her team on Rialto
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Ashe can be a big threat with Dynamite.

With his B.O.B active on the other side of the room and the enemies waiting for the big Omnic butler to disappear before they made their move, Dafran threw his Dynamite barely inside.

Ashe’s Dynamite can be one of the most impactful abilities in Overwatch, dealing massive damage upon the explosion and then a bit more over time. Those closest to the explosion take 50 damage with 100 burn damage coming over time.

Once the Dynamite exploded, the enemy Ashe, Baptiste, Zenyatta and Widowmaker were at his mercy. Speaking of Mercy, the Dane had one pocketing him, making sure he inflicted extra damage.

With some simple hip firing, he was able to eliminate the three targets before ADSing to dink the Widow for the quadruple kill – plus, 60% in brand new ultimate charge for another B.O.B.

“That’s an Overwatch League play, dude!” he exclaimed. “Holy f**k, dude.”

The best part about the whole sequence is just how simple it really was, and there is no reason you can’t replicate it in your games. Just remember how easy Ashe’s Dynamite can be to land if you don’t overcomplicate the toss and opt to just hip fire.

It may not be the flashiest, but it can win entire team fights with relative ease. Give it a shot next time you queue up as DPS.